Scott Neuman http://kvnf.org en Vincenzo Nibali First Italian In 15 Years To Win Tour De France http://kvnf.org/post/vincenzo-nibali-first-italian-15-years-win-tour-de-france Vincenzo Nibali has officially won this year's Tour de France, becoming the first Italian cyclist to do so since 1998 with a ride past fans lining Paris' Champs-Elysees.<p>As we reported on Saturday, Nibali, riding for Astana Pro Team, had worn the yellow jersey through most of the three-week competition that had been marked by bad weather and the relatively quick elimination of some of the favorites.<p>On an overcast Sunday in the French capital, Nibali rode past the Arc de Triomphe on his way to the winner's podium.<p><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/28/sports/cycling/italys-vincenzo- Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:08:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 29406 at http://kvnf.org Vincenzo Nibali First Italian In 15 Years To Win Tour De France U.S.: Satellite Images Show Russian Rockets Hitting Ukraine http://kvnf.org/post/us-satellite-images-show-russian-rockets-hitting-ukraine <em><strong>Update at 4:05 p.m. ET.</strong></em><p>The U.S. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 16:58:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 29405 at http://kvnf.org U.S.: Satellite Images Show Russian Rockets Hitting Ukraine Judges Overturns D.C. Ban On Handguns In Public http://kvnf.org/post/judges-overturns-dc-ban-handguns-public A federal judge has overturned a District of Columbia ban on carrying handguns in public, concluding that the Second Amendment protects a person's right to firearms outside the home.<p>In a 19-page ruling that was written on Thursday, but only released late Saturday, Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 16:29:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 29404 at http://kvnf.org Birth Of 100-Millionth Person In Philippines Greeted With Joy, Concern http://kvnf.org/post/birth-100-millionth-person-philippines-greeted-joy-concern The Philippines on Sunday welcomed its 100-millionth citizen — a baby girl named Chonalyn who was born at a hospital in the capital, Manila.<p>Juan Antonio Perez III, executive director of the Commission on Population, announced the official milestone after the birth at Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital, which has one of the busiest maternity wards in the world. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:45:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 29403 at http://kvnf.org Birth Of 100-Millionth Person In Philippines Greeted With Joy, Concern Libyan Conflict Rages After U.S. Shuts Embassy http://kvnf.org/post/libyan-conflict-rages-after-us-shuts-embassy <em><strong>Updated at 12:05 p.m. ET.</strong></em><p>Clashes between renegade Libyan army troops and Islamist-led militias have killed at least 38 people, including civilians, in and around the eastern city of Benghazi. The fighting comes a day after the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/26/335542894/u-s-embassy-compound-in-libya-shut-down-amid-fighting">U.S. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 13:04:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 29400 at http://kvnf.org Libyan Conflict Rages After U.S. Shuts Embassy Fighting Near MH17 Crash Site In Ukraine Thwarts Investigators http://kvnf.org/post/fighting-near-mh17-crash-site-ukraine-thwarts-investigators <em><strong>Updated at 1:00 p.m. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:11:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 29397 at http://kvnf.org Fighting Near MH17 Crash Site In Ukraine Thwarts Investigators Ukrainian Troops Said Poised To Retake Rebel-Held Donetsk http://kvnf.org/post/ukrainian-troops-said-poised-retake-rebel-held-donetsk Ukrainian forces were reportedly advancing on rebel positions near the key eastern town of Donetsk on Saturday, as they try to retake the separatist stronghold.<p>Donetsk is the region where Malaysia Airlines MH17 was shot down on July 17, killing nearly 300 people. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19:34:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 29387 at http://kvnf.org Ukrainian Troops Said Poised To Retake Rebel-Held Donetsk Vincenzo Nibali Set For Tour De France Victory http://kvnf.org/post/vincenzo-nibali-set-tour-de-france-victory It's all over but Sunday's ride down the Champs-Elysees: Italian cyclist Vincenzo Nibali has locked up an unassailable lead in the <a href="http://www.letour.com/le-tour/2014/us/">2014 Tour de France</a>.<p>Nibali, 29, is poised to take his first title in cycling's premier event and will become the first Italian to wear the yellow jersey on the final stage from Evry to Paris since Marco Pantani in 1998.<p>Astana Pro Team and Nibali, <a href="http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/racing/tour-de-france#hPPQAgrdPuXCdtOy.99">Cycling Weekly says</a>, "relinquished the lead to Frenchman Tony Gallopin for j Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:13:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 29386 at http://kvnf.org Vincenzo Nibali Set For Tour De France Victory North Korea Reportedly Tests Short-Range Ballistic Missile http://kvnf.org/post/north-korea-reportedly-tests-short-range-ballistic-missile North Korea has fired a short-range ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, according to The Associated Press, which quotes an unnamed South Korean official.<p>The test is described as beginning with a launch in the country's southwest Hwanghae province on Saturday morning and ending when the missile landed off the east coast at the end of a 310-mile flight path.<p>The unnamed official quoted by AP did not specify what type of missile was involved, but its range suggests <a href="http://armscontrolcenter.org/publications/factsheets/fact_sheet_north_korea_nuclear_and_missile_programs/">it coul Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:24:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 29384 at http://kvnf.org North Korea Reportedly Tests Short-Range Ballistic Missile U.N.: Second Black Box Found At Algerian Airliner Crash Site http://kvnf.org/post/un-second-black-box-found-algerian-airliner-crash-site United Nations experts said they had recovered a second so-called black box at the crash site of Air Algerie flight AH5017 that went down in the desert in southern Mali.<p>Reuters says that "initial evidence taken from the remote crash site indicates that the aircraft broke apart when it smashed to the ground early on Thursday morning, making an attack appear unlikely."<p>The plane was en route from Ouagadougou, the capital of the West African nation of Burkina Faso, to Algiers when it suddenly disappeared from radar.<p>The death toll of 118 — 112 passengers and six crew — includes 54 French c Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:41:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 29374 at http://kvnf.org U.N.: Second Black Box Found At Algerian Airliner Crash Site